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Job Summary

The Vitol Foundation has grown substantially in recent years and now seeks to add 1 (or 2) individual(s) to join an experienced and dynamic team. Working closely with Programme Managers, the Associate will assist in the implementation of strategic initiatives, grant-making processes, and relationship management with grantees and partners.

Although the current portfolio of activities supported by the Foundation covers 5 key thematic areas, the new role would be “cross-portfolio” and would support Programme Managers in all aspects of their jobs.

In 2022, the Foundation approved almost 100 new grants in a total of 56 countries. In order to sharpen its focus on those most affected by multi-dimensional poverty, the Foundation is deepening its engagement in 30 “priority” countries and this will require additional resources for research and landscape analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Grant Management: Assist in managing the grant application process, including reviewing proposals, conducting due diligence, and monitoring grantee progress.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on social issues, trends, and best practices to inform grant-making decisions and strategic initiatives.
  • Evaluation and Impact Assessment: Support efforts to measure and evaluate the impact of the Foundation’s programs and grants, using data and metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate and maintain relationships with grantees, partners, and other stakeholders, serving as a point of contact and providing support as needed.
  • Communication and Reporting: Assist in preparing reports, presentations, and communications materials to share updates on the Foundation’s activities and impact with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative support to the Foundation team, including scheduling meetings, managing documents, and coordinating logistics for events and site visits.

Candidate Profile

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years of prior experience at a foundation, management consulting, investing, or in a corporate/ start up investment role
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s work, with a passion for making a positive impact in the community
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and communicate findings effectively.
  • High-energy and independent self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, and great teammate
  • Fluent in English; Spanish and French an added bonus
  • Proficiency in standard IT programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with experience of Salesforce an advantage